Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Tsvetanov says the Hezbollah suspects behind the attack that killed five Israelis and their bus driver in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas in July 2012 ‘maintained part of Hezbollah’s structures in Canada, Australia’.
“The Burgas bombers were maintaining part of Hezbollah’s structures in Canada and Australia and had contacts with other representatives of this organization,” said Tsvetanov in a TV interview on Friday.
He also revealed that both Australia and Canada provided information which confirms that Hezbollah funded the Burgas bus bombing operation.
One of the suspects is a dual Lebanese-Canadian citizen and the other is a dual Lebanese- Australian citizens.
“Our hypothesis is that the two were fellow engineering students in Lebanon where they were preparing the terror attack,” said Tsvetanov.
According to him, they entered the EU using their real names, but traveled in Bulgaria using fake IDs.
Tsvetanov stressed that the revelation of the Hezbollah link to the attack did not stem from outside pressure.
He said that investigators now know the real names of the attackers and are tracking their movements.
On Saturday Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is expected to give a speech in which he is expected address the accusations.